In terms of dash cam footage quality, the 70Mai A810S takes pride in its Sony STARVIS 2 8MP IMX 678 image sensor, which provides impressive 4K quality in both bright and low-light conditions. Compared to the previous 70Mai dash cams, we believe that the A810s delivers the more vibrant, colourful and crisp footage – thanks to Sony STARVIS 2.
While the Thinkware Q1000 is equipped with the first generation Sony STARVIS 5MP Exmor sensors for its front, it does not lag behind with its Super Night Vision 3.0 and Dewarping Technology. The Q1000’s 156° field of view, wider than 70mai’s 150°, minimal but slightly wider. For the rear camera, the A810s delivers 1080P Full HD footage, while the Q1000 captures a sharper 2K QHD recording, enabling you to record clear footage for both front and rear.
For the framerate, the Thinkware Q1000’s 5MP front delivers 2K QHD (2560X1440) @ 30 fps or FHD (1920×1080) @ 60FPS. Meanwhile, the 70mai A810S offers a framerate of 60FPS @ 1080P. However, if you activate the two-channel system of the A810S, we found out that its frame rate gets reduced to only 25 frames per second, which is an example of dash cam corner-cutting.
Both dash cams have HDR features, but if you wish to have a clearer view of your footage, without the glare and reflections, the Thinkware Q1000 is also compatible with a CPL filter – which the 70mai A810s doesn’t have the option for. However, both dash cams are compatible with the BlackboxMyCar Aqua Shield if you wish to protect your dash camera videos from harsh environmental elements such as rain and dust.